Month: April 2015

Living the ‘Best Yes’ Doesn’t Necessarily Require Saying ‘No’

By lisa rippy / April 14, 2015

“God is not one who likes things to be disorderly and upset. He likes harmony….Be sure that everything is done properly in a good and orderly way,” 1 Corinthians 14:33,40. (The Living Bible) If you have read the book, “The Best Yes,” I’m sure you were challenged, as so many…

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Spring Cleaning Your Schedule

By Sara Leach / April 13, 2015

Stressed. Overcommitted. Tired. Frustrated. Guilty. Did I mention tired? This has been my life over the last few years. Sound familiar to anyone else? You see, I’m a “yes” girl.  I just can’t help myself sometimes. I don’t want to let anyone down and so the word “yes,” just slips…

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Spring Cleaning Has Arrived!

By lisa rippy / April 10, 2015

Spring is here and I am so excited!  I love spring, the newness of everything!  New growth, new babies (my 13th grand baby is past due by 5 days, but God’s in control of that.  LOL), spring flowers and yes, spring cleaning.  If you are anything like me (a lil OCD) then…

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Rippy Renovations – Our Two Homes

By lisa rippy / April 10, 2015

Yesterday, the Rippy’s had an anniversary! A “Home-niversary”! We celebrated being in our home for 1 year, and what a fun year it’s been in remodeling it! We love remodeling and renovating homes, so we thought we’d make this little slideshow to share all we did in our first home,…

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When God says, "You are Beautiful!"

By lisa rippy / April 10, 2015

In today’s world, in today’s culture, we tend to see “beauty” in ways that is so masked, painted on, bo-toxed, bronzed, highlighted, enhanced, collagen peeled, retinol restored, anti-aged, photo-shopped, smooth, shiny, thin, tight and toned, and all together packaged to “perfection” as humanly possible. And the one who tends to…

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The State You are In

By Libby Williams / April 10, 2015

“And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another.  For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit.”  2 Corinthians 3:18  What is your current state?  I do not mean the land…

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Receiving Constructive Criticism

By Libby Williams / April 9, 2015

                                                 “Faithful are the wounds of a friend…” Proverbs 27:6   Someone has said, “It takes ten good statements to overcome one bad one.”  It feels as…

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He Has Overcome the World: My Anxiety Story

By Ashley / April 7, 2015

I love Spring! A lot of people view January as their “fresh start,” but for me it’s always been the spring season. I feel lighter, I feel happier. I’m actually winter’s biggest fan (I love the holidays and cold weather – I know, I’m one of those weird people), but…

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Squashing the Enemy

By Sara Leach / April 6, 2015

Do you ever feel like when you are trying to seek God more than anything else in your life that the enemy tries harder than ever to break you down?  If you answered “yes,” then you are not alone.  I love Easter and tried to fill my time this past…

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Heart at Rest

By Libby Williams / April 6, 2015

“Therefore, while the promise of entering his rest still stands, let us fear lest any of you should seem to have failed to reach it.” Hebrews 4:1 The word rest is a noun.  There is no action involved. It is a state of being.  Webster defines rest as, “refreshing ease,…

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